These days, vacationers are spoilt for choice when it comes to luxury hotels. But you can always narrow it down a little. Ever considered staying at hotels owned by Hollywood celebrities or Grammy winners? Here is a selection of some of the best luxury hotels that are owned by celebs.
1. Clint Eastwood’s Mission Ranch, Carmel, California
Clint Eastwood’s Mission Ranch is spread across 22 acres. The property is home to 31 guest rooms. The actor turned the property into a luxury hotel back in 1986. The Hollywood star owns a home nearby. He also occasionally visits the Mission Ranch.
2. Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort, Utah
If you are the outdoorsy type with a natural talent for skiing, Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort, which stands at the foot of Mount Timpanagos, is the perfect destination. But the property is popular among tourists during autumn as well. Redford also supported the founding of the Sundance Film Festival back in 1978. The festival takes place in the town of Park City.
3. Robert De Niro’s Greenwich Hotel, New York
The Greenwich Hotel stands in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. This luxury hotel houses 88 bedrooms and an indoor pool. One of the big attractions is a 250-year-old Japanese farmhouse. Robert De Niro also seems to be adding to his portfolio of luxury hotels.
4. Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge, San Ignacio, Belize
Become one with nature at the luxury cabanas in Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge. The property stands in a private corner of the 107,000-acre Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. The cabanas have thatched roofs, open-air living spaces and hammocks. Coppola also owns properties in Guatemala.
5. Bono and The Edge’s Clarence Hotel, Dublin
U2’s Bono and guitarist The Edge bought The Clarence Hotel near Dublin’s Temple Bar district back in 1992. The luxury hotel houses the Octagon Bar – a popular haunt for Dublin’s hip crowd.
6. Donatella Versace’s Palazzo Versace, Queensland, Australia
In true Versace style, this is one of the more expensive luxury hotels on Australia’s Gold Coast. A night here will cost you over £300. But guests get to take home complimentary bottles of Versace perfumes.
7. Olivia Newton-John’s Gaia Retreat & Spa, Brooklet, Australia
Looking to unwind at a starry hotel? Head to Olivia Newton-John’s Gaia Retreat & Spa and indulge in the spa treatments here. This does not come cheap however, with a two-night stay costing about £1,120.
8. Kate Pierson’s Lazy Meadow Motel, Mount Tremper, New York
For those who love mountains and a touch of kitsch, head to the Lazy Meadow Hotel, which is owned by B-52s lead singer Kate Pierson. Book yourself into one of the cabins or trailers in the heart of the breathtaking Catskill Mountains.
9. Gloria Estefan’s Costa d’Este Resort, Vero Beach, Florida
Fans of Gloria Estefan might catch the singer holidaying at this Vero Beach resort. It has everything one looks for in seaside luxury hotels. Guests have direct access to the beach. Plus, there is a pool, a spa and a Cuban restaurant. The price pinch is about £195 a night.
10. John Malkovich’s Big Sleep Hotel, Eastbourne
Few celebrities own budget hotels. But a stay John Malkovich’s Big Sleep Hotel could cost you as little as £25 a night; and this includes breakfast. Malkovich also owns luxury hotels in Cheltenham and Cardiff in Britain.
Via: The Telegraph